Yeah, I'm hoping TDE are taking an extra careful look at Anthony. 2/3 brothers; that could be genetic.
In Pauwels case, there is apparently no linkage with Covid and his myocarditis had other causes.Daniels said that cardiac M.R.I.s, an expensive and sparingly used tool, revealed an alarmingly high rate of myocarditis — heart inflammation that can lead to cardiac arrest with exertion — among college athletes who had recovered from the coronavirus.
The survey found myocarditis in close to 15 percent of athletes who had the virus, almost all of whom experienced mild or no symptoms, Daniels added, perhaps shedding more light on the uncertainties about the short- and long-term effects the virus may have on athletes.
Edit - comment from Ulissi:“Diego underwent the normal health checks required by the UCI and the team. Subjectively he was fine and did not feel any disturbance, but the finding of an irregular heartbeat during a physical exertion, not previously present, gave us some doubt,” said team doctor Michele De Grandi. "Even with a normal ultrasound appearance, two new tests (Holter ECG 24 hours, which highlighted further arrhythmias, and a cardiac MRI scan) have drawn a conclusion of myocarditis. Myocarditis is an inflammation of the myocardial tissue, the heart muscle, usually of viral origin. As a precaution, Ulissi will undergo a period of absolute rest for a few months, during which he will carry out in-depth investigations to further clarify the clinical picture.”
In addition to Pauwels (see above), Romain Zingle (28, 2015) was also diagnosed with myocarditis. Neither Pauwels nor Zingle returned to racing."The doctors will do further examinations to understand the cause but we can exclude the coronavirus: I've done several blood tests and I haven't developed the antibodies. I'll do more tests in January but with the right care and attention. I still feel i'm an athlete. If I can, I'll be back racing with more determination than ever. However the future seems out of view and I want to focus on the present. I'm going to spend the holidays with my family."
Short answer? Yes.Is myocarditis worth noting here?
We had a relatively young, 26 yo die during a crit of some heart failure, 10 years back. He had been recently married and his widow was not disposed to pursue it in depth but he had no history of PED use and had been racing for 3 years. It had me backtracking to other athletes in the neighborhood that dealt with irregular pulse rates or quit. The affected profile was all over the map including a known doper with arrhythmia in his 40's, my brother/runner (non-doper) who overtrained and was diagnosed in his early 30's and has been treated twice, my Son's mother-in law who is very active and post menopausal along with here husband who was/is neither active nor menopausal (he can be overdramatic if that counts). The age groups, genetics and activity levels are inconsistent and would lead me to the uninformed conclusion that many more people died from it over time and it wasn't researched.
The Italian noted an anomaly in his heart rate while training on Sunday, and he contacted his former Liquigas team doctor Roberto Corsetti, a specialist in cardiology and sports medicine. Corsetti in turn referred Viviani to the Ospedali Riuniti in Ancona. Viviani was assessed there by Professor Antonio Dello Russo, who treated Mario Cipollini for a myocardial bridge in late 2019.